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Crystal Ligori


Crystal Ligori is the producer and newscaster for "All Things Considered" and produces the weekly radio program "Literary Arts: The Archive Project."

Before joining OPB, Crystal worked the active rock station KUFO in Portland. In addition to her on-air role, she was the interim music director and hosted a weekly, local music show. Before moving to Portland, Crystal worked at modern music station KZZU in Spokane, Washington, and at student-run radio station KBGA in Missoula, Montana.

Crystal earned her degree in Broadcast Journalism from the University of Montana. While there, she earned a Society of Professional Journalists award for television feature reporting and a Hearst Journalism Award for broadcast news radio features. Crystal is also a freelance voiceover artist.

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Books | Arts | Literary Arts: The Archive Project

The Archive Project - W.S Merwin

On this episode of "Literary Arts: The Archive Project," we remember acclaimed, two-time Pulitzer Prize-winning poet, W.S. Merwin who died last Friday, March 15, 2019.

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The Archive Project - Jennifer Egan

On this episode of "Literary Arts: The Archive Project", Jennifer Egan discusses her process for researching her most recent novel Manhattan Beach and the many inspiring people and places she discovered along the way.

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The Archive Project - The Believer

This special episode of "Literary Arts: The Archive Project" features three conversations conducted by The Believer magazine at Portland Book Festival 2018.

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The Archive Project - Ron Chernow

On this episode of "Literary Arts: The Archive Project", Ron Chernow discusses the life of a biographer, including re-casting familiar historical figures in a new light and a secret bias against those more elusive figures.

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Amid Measles Outbreak, Pediatrician Tries Gentle Approach To Vaccination

What's the best way to convince parents to vaccinate their kids? One doctor recommends a gentler approach. 

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The Archive Project - Lit Crawl 2018

This special episode of "Literary Arts: The Archive Project" features highlights from Lit Crawl Portland 2018.

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The Archive Project - Martín Espada

On this episode of "Literary Arts: The Archive Project", poet and social justice advocate, Martín Espada, discusses his then most recent collection, "A Mayan Astronomer in Hell’s Kitchen".

NW Life | News | Economy | Politics | local

Washington Offers Pardons For Misdemeanor Cannabis Convictions

The new Marijuana Justice Initiative could pardon 3,500 people who have misdemeanor cannabis convictions in Washington.

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The Archive Project - Tayari Jones

On this episode of "Literary Arts: The Archive Project", author Tayari Jones discusses her newest novel "An American Marriage", an Oprah’s Book Club selection, as well her complex journey to literary success.

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As Count Reaches 23, Health Experts Expect Measles Outbreak To Hit Oregon

The Oregon Health Authority expects the Washington measles outbreak to cross the state line.

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Oregon Sees Huge Jump In Federal Workers Seeking Unemployment

More than 2,700 federal employees have filed for unemployment benefits in Oregon — a five-fold increase over this time last year. 

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The Archive Project - Barbara Kingsolver

This week on "Literary Arts: The Archive Project", Barbara Kingsolver, author of the bestselling novel "The Poisonwood Bible" and "Animal Dreams", discusses her then most recent novel "Flight Behavior" as well as her career up to that point.

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Federal Shutdown Fallout: Angry Employees And A Fuzzy Mount St. Helens

The man who runs the Mount St. Helens webcam is out on furlough. He's worried about money, and embarrassed at how the shutdown is impacting his work.

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The Archive Project - John Updike

This episode of "Literary Arts: The Archive Project" features the 1988 appearance by John Updike as reads from various works, including poems and an essay, and discusses his then 35-year career in this rare recording.

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The Archive Project - Lauren Groff and Rachel Kushner

On this episode of "Literary Arts: The Archive Project", a discussion between authors Lauren Groff and Rachel Kushner at Portland Book Festival 2018, moderated by John Freeman, editor of Freeman’s anthology. 

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Oregon Man Becomes 1st Person To Cross Antarctica Unaided

Colin O’Brady just became the first person to cross the continent of Antarctica alone and without wind assistance. 

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The Archive Project - New Poets of Native Nations

On this episode of "Literary Arts: The Archive Project", poet and editor Heid E. Erdrich moderates a conversation between native poets Trevino L. Brings Plenty, Laura Da’, and Layli Long Soldier, all of whom are featured in the new anthology "Poets of Native Nations".

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The Archive Project - Abbi Jacobson

On tonight's episode of "Literary Arts: The Archive Project", a conversation with Abbi Jacobson, co-creator and star of the hit series "Broad City" and author of "I Might Regret This: Essays, Drawings, Vulnerabilities, and Other Stuff", a hilarious and poignant collection about love, loss, work, comedy, and figuring out who you really are when you thought you already knew.

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Mental Health And Police | Teresa Alonso Leon | New Mushroom

A program in Eugene sends crisis workers out on mental health crisis calls, rather than police. Also, a new species of mushroom was found in southern Oregon. And we sit down with state Rep. Teresa Alonso Leon.

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The Archive Project - Tara Westover

On this episode of "Literary Arts: The Archive Project", author and scholar Tara Westover discusses her New York Times bestselling memoir, "Educated".